Category: Local News

Barbados’ UK ambassador ‘incensed’ by Telegraph report

Barbados’ point man in Britain has reacted in anger to a recent report in the British newspaper, The Telegraph, about the south coast sewage crisis, describing the article as “sensational and inaccurate”. In a brief comment to Barbados TODAY High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Guy Hewitt also said discussions were ongoing at the highest […]

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Hire us

Social workers took to the streets of the capital today in a march to commemorate World Social Workers’ Day, but concerned about employment opportunities. Allan Thompson, the final year University of the West Indies social work programme student who organized the march, said while many people held a passion for social work, making a living […]

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$10,000 fix

After eight years of pleading with the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW) to fix the only access road to their community, residents of Castle Rock, Cane Vale, St Thomas have decided to take matters into their own hands and fix the road themselves. Those living in the area pooled their resources to raise over […]

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Organizers want Oistins fish festival declared a national event

Organizers of the Oistins Fish Festival say the event has been in limbo for much too long, not having been designated as a national festival. And after 40 years as a cultural and entertainment showcase for tens of thousands of locals and visitors, the organizers today revealed plans to approach Government to change the designation. […]

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DLP hopeful wants to turn St Peter into food basket

One of the men seeking to step into former Prime Minister Owen Arthur’s shoes as Member of Parliament for St Peter believes he can turn the constituency into a shining example of self-sufficiency. The declared candidate for the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Dave Chief Cumberbatch said he intended to focus on developing agriculture in […]

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Well done

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has used the opening of a campaign office for his party’s candidate in St Peter to heap praise on former Prime Minister Owen Arthur. Stuart, who had thanked Arthur for his three decades of public service after the former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader had made his final contribution in Parliament […]

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‘Tax on soft drinks not having desired health impact’

A leading health academic is contending that the ten per cent tax imposed on soft drinks over two-and-a-half years ago was not having the desired health effects because Government was motivated by the revenue. In addition, Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre Dr Alafia Samuels said the impact has been further cushioned […]

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Natlee’s blessings

The Barbados Christian Council (BXC) is not about to cast the first stone at Natalie Natlee Harewood, the notorious prostitute who announced last week her intention to contest the upcoming general election as an independent. Harewood, who will run in The City, will also not be verbally “stoned” by politician and church leader David Durant, […]

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BRA says more than 5000 land tax bills were returned

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has recorded 5,125 in undelivered land tax bills and other mail from the Post Office, which were mailed since September last year. Manager, Communications and PR with the BRA Carolyn Williams-Gayle said the returned bills were due to incorrect addresses for the land and property owners. She explained that in […]

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Two injured in accident at Welches, St Michael

Two people were injured in an accident along Welches, St Michael just after 3 p.m. Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY the victims included a female and a boy from the George Lamming Primary School. The boy suffered injuries to his feet while the female reportedly suffered severe injuries. Both […]

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Police search for driver involved in hit and run accident

Police are again appealing for the public’s assistance to help find the driver involved in a hit and run accident which resulted in 45-year-old pedestrian Ronald Knight suffering serious injuries. On Sunday, March 11, Knight was walking along Bibby’s Lane, St Michael around 6 p.m., when he was struck from behind by a green Suzuki […]

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Treasury Department moving

The public is advised that the Treasury Department will be relocated to the Ground Floor, National Housing Corporation Building, Country Road, St Michael, from Wednesday, March 21. The telephone numbers for the department will remain the same. Messengers conducting business with the Treasury Department today, Tuesday, March 20, are requested to go to the Treasury […]

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Cow itch problem will get worse, BWU warns

The cow itch infestation which recently forced the closure of Blackman and Gollop Primary School and Thelma Berry Nursery is about to get a lot worse, according to the union representing sugar workers. The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) today said due to poor husbandry practices as a consequence of reduced working hours for field hands, […]

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Mia wants charges brought against Maloney

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley says it’s unfair that the mother of deceased 11-year-old Elijah Holder-Phillips is the only one facing criminal charges following his untimely death nearly three years ago. The boy’s mother, 33-year-old Felisha Osula Holder, of Hopefield, Christ Church, was the driver of the vehicle, which struck a sign post before overturning at […]

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Natlee quits prostitution for politics

Having created a stir by announcing last week her intention to contest the next general election, sex worker Natalie Natlee Harewood now says she is giving up prostitution for politics. Harewood, whose February 2017 single Dirty Harry – a song about a client whom she said had wanted a relationship when she was only interested […]

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Stabbed to death!

Carla Springer-Jordan had a premonition last night that something had gone terribly wrong with her mother, Laura Springer, but she ignored her intuition. As it turned out, her gut feeling became a tragic reality this morning, as she discovered her 56-year-old mum’s bloody body at Laura’s own home. What’s more, Carla might have come face-to-face […]

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BLP attacks Solutions Barbados over manifesto claims

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has launched an onslaught on the three-year-old Solutions Barbados, which last week all but accused the Bees of plagiarising its manifesto. The BLP’s Kerrie Symmonds, who is seeking to retain the St James Central seat, last night reacted angrily at the allegation, describing Solutions Barbados as “a political nuisance group” […]

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